This is the bread and the basil and beet
That belonged to the member reading the sheet
That kept the box all clean and neat
That was made by the doctor all trim and sweet
That treated the sick the sore and downbeat
That began to eat their greens and wheat
That came from the farm where all friends meet
That grew local food that transformed the folks
That came to the market each Wednesday!
Which leads into the fact that Sweet Fields, where we got our bread shares, has closed! I will be returning the remaining funds to each of the bread share members in the near future. I am sorry for a lot of reasons. It was tempting to fill the gap with my own bread!
Do you remember signing an agreement that you shared in the risk and the bounty of the season? I ponder that often throughout the year. What if? What if we were in the midst of the storm out east right at this moment? There wouldn’t be much left in the end. Our tunnels are anchored well; they are built to withstand 80mph winds but could still be shredded. Our agreement is a different way of viewing the connection between the land and the consumer – for better or for worse. Hmmm. We farmers take it very seriously and hope it shows with each bite taken!
Has anyone read about the Transition movement? The focus is to work at making our communities more resilient in these uncertain times. “The Transition Companion” by Rob Hopkins can be checked out of the public library. If there are just breadcrumbs left, we can stuff the turkey with sage dressing!
This week’s harvest should include: Asian greens, kale, a salad mix, wonderful radishes, potatoes, onions, sweet carrots, garlic, squash and herbs. There will be sweet potatoes, broccoli and assorted other produce along with jams, pickles and jellies for sale.